Love, it’s the MANE Idea


Spread some love around today.

Ever give someone you don’t know a heartfelt compliment, a hug, a word of encouragement, a little help? You never know the difference you will make when you show a little love.

I remember a time when I was at a restaurant with Wesley, eating tacos. I saw a young woman, probably 25 or so, looking sad, but undeniably effervescent, hunched over her lunch plate. It seemed she would burst into tears at any moment. I got up and gave her a hug. She let me! Afterward, she asked, “Why did you hug me?” I replied, “It looked like you needed one.” She smiled such a gorgeous smile and said, “I hadn’t thought I did, but I guess I really did need one, thank you.” Well, after that she perked up a little and ate her lunch. I was so glad to see her feeling a bit better.

There’s a glow that comes from showing love like this. It allows you to feel more compassion for everyone, including yourself. You feel better, the other person feels better.

Don’t hesitate to spread some love! ♥

Horses, New York State

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24 responses

  1. i am a strange person i think. i sense others feelings much easier than my own. it is not uncommon for me to speak to strangers while waiting in line, or out on a walk. i can reach out to others, because a stranger can not see inside of my own soul

    • I don’t think you’re strange. :-) In a conversation with one of my favorite people who is 82 years old, she revealed her theory: we all have the ability to “see” inside souls/hearts, it’s instinct, but one we don’t spend much time honing anymore. A Zebra will sense danger, friend or foe, and we can too, sense things in others, we just have to practice it.

      Your last comment struck me though, is it hard for you to allow others to “see” you? You don’t have to answer, obviously – just curious, as I used to have a huge problem with this. I don’t think that’s uncommon. It’s hard to be vulnerable, which is how I am taking your comment, but of course, maybe that’s not how you mean it. ♥

  2. The picture is so sweet. Animals are amazing I’m so glad they exist. Wonderful post. People need to spend less time focusing on what’s wrong and doing more of what’s right. Hugs!

  3. Great post! I am trying to make it part of my day – being kind to strangers whether it’s a simple smile, a compliment or asking “Do you need help?”

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